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Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:03 PM

Officials: Iran behind drone attack on US base in Syria

Source: AP

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. officials say they believe Iran was behind the drone attack last week at the military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based.

Officials said Monday the U.S. believes that Iran resourced and encouraged the attack, but that the drones were not launched from Iran. They were Iranian drones, and Iran appears to have facilitated their use, officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss details that have not been made public.

Officials said they believe the attacks involved as many as five drones laden with explosive charges, and that they hit both the U.S. side of al-Tanf garrison and the side where Syrian opposition forces stay.

There were no reported injuries or deaths as a result of the attack.



Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-iran-syria-lebanon-tehran-e4410d13c73f45128d9d3a09e5b8e81d

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 27, 2021, 04:31 PM

12. Iran has been guilty of using or suppling drones for attacks for awhile now.

So a lot more likely to be them then the Israelis.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:27 PM

2. just more payback for the flushed turd's dirty deeds. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:26 PM

3. the turd still has a bounty on fat ass ! those people don't forget !

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:58 PM

4. WTF does "behind" mean. Did Iran do it? If not STFU. We don't need this right now. nt

 

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Response to joetheman (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 27, 2021, 04:32 PM

13. Meaning Iran has control over the group who launched them and supplied the drones. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:31 PM

5. We have troops in Syria?

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:46 PM

7. Yes, about 900 supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces against ISIS

 

That is the acknowledged number and general official mission. A questionable deployment IMO.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 09:16 AM

10. Super.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:36 PM

6. Apparently not that good at the game yet....

...but they will improve.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 07:10 AM

8. Sure are alot of "believes" in that article. Kind of reminds me of pre-Iraq war.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 07:14 AM

9. Yes it Stinks!

Yes, it stinks like WMD and Yellowcake. The nerve of Iran trying to have influence in its own back yard!

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Response to McKim (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 09:20 AM

11. Yeah eh? They are around there since milleniums.

And they're not going to fold and end up second-class citizens like the Native Americans did here.

Big Oil be damned.

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